Jamaica

Rebuilding for resilience

The islands of the Caribbean have been focusing on the deployment of storage solutions, minigrids and microgrids in response to the damage their power systems suffered during the 2017 hurricane season. But with the opportunities, there are also challenges.

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Solar delivers cheapest power in Jamaica

Neoen has completed the 51 MW Paradise Park solar plant in the Caribbean. The facility will generate electricity for the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited for US$85/MWh over 20 years.

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Jamaica’s prime minister calls for 50% renewables by 2030

Jamaica is currently targeting a 30% share of renewables in its energy mix by 2030. However, the nation’s prime minister says, “We can do better.”

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Neoen begins work on 51 MW PV project in Jamaica

A loan of $64 million was awarded by French development bank Proparco and Dutch peer FMO. The facility will deliver electricity to the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited at a price of $85/MWh over 20 years.

Construction begins on hybrid storage facility in Jamaica

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPSCO) has announced the start of construction on a new hybrid storage facility set to provide spinning reserve power to the country’s grid. The project, according to JPSCO, is the first of its kind in the Caribbean and will be completed by April 2019.

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Eight Rivers begins work on 37 MW PV plant in Jamaica

Jamaica’s largest PV project will be located at Paradise Park, Westmoreland, and will sell power to the local grid at $0.0854/kWh.

Jamaica’s oil company PCJ plans floating PV project at water reservoir

The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica is seeking consultants for the feasibility study of a grid-tied project, which will also have to be combined with storage.

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Jamaica’s oil corporation PCJ expands renewable energy business

The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) is expanding activities in the wind and solar power business, and is seeking developers for installing PV systems at the Development Bank of Jamaica.

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Jamaica targets $300 million renewable energy investments

The Caribbean country is seeking to accelerate its transition to clean energies, and to benefit from funds from the Green Climate Fund. Meanwhile, the government is also seeking to improve net metering for residential and commercial PV.

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Spain’s GES completes 28 MW Jamaican solar plant

Solar farm is island’s first utility-scale PV plant and augments GES’ renewables portfolio.

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